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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

CCC band joins Pitt State Wind Ensemble for concert

The Coffeyville Community College Concert Band will be special guest performers during the Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble Concert on April 5. The free concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium at 5th and Pine in Pittsburg.

The concert will feature Dr. Joanne Britz, associate professor of clarinet and saxophone in the PSU Department of Music. Britz will perform “Damn!,” a piece written by John Mackey for percussion quartet and clarinet soloist.

Vocalist Andrew Fuchs, son of Dr. Craig Fuchs, director of bands and chairman of the PSU Department of Music will also perform. Andrew Fuchs is graduating in May from the University of Kansas with a degree in vocal performance. He will sing the American Song Set No. 1 by Aaron Copland.

Four student conductors in the PSU Band Program will conduct portions of the concert, which will include “Festive Overture,” by Dmitri Shostakovich; “Polly Oliver,” by Thomas Root; “Trail of Tears,” by James Barnes; Variations on “Scarborough Fair,” by Calvin Custer; “Bosnian Folk Songs,” by Fred Allen; and “Lincolnshire Posy,” by Percy Grainger.

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